Five new Nikon Coolpix cameras have been announced, which highlight some new features and technologies like HDMI connections, touchscreen LCDs and high sensitivity up to ISO 12,800.
Nikon Coolpix S60 Specs
- 16:9 touchscreen 3.5″ LCD
- Smile and Blink Detection
- 10 megapixels
- 5x optical zoom
- HDMI output
Nikon Coolpix S710 Specs
- 14 megapixels
- ISO 12,800 capable
- 3″ LCD
- 3.6x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S610 and S610c are additional new point and shoot models. The S610c features WiFi capabilities. At the bottom of the rung, the Nikon Coolpix S560, which is the S550 replacement, features 10 megapixels.
The full press releases for these new Nikon Coolpix cameras are found below. Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Photokina 2008 Report for more digital camera news and releases over the next couple months.
Nikon Coolpix S60 Press Release
NIKON INTRODUCES THE ULTRA-STYLISH COOLPIX S60 WITH A 3.5-INCH TOUCH-SCREEN LCD
New Compact Digital Camera Offers a Sophisticated Design, Fun Features and an Intuitive Touch-Screen Control
MELVILLE, NY (Aug. 7, 2008) – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the COOLPIX S60. Representing the cutting edge of elegant design and intuitive operation, this stylish compact camera introduces an entirely new, amazingly innovative, 3.5-inch TOUCH-SCREEN LCD and a new graphic user interface that places shooting and playback controls at the user’s fingertips.
“We are very excited to introduce the COOLPIX S60,” said Bill Giordano, general manager marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “When consumers asked for a bigger LCD screen, we listened and created a camera that not only takes great pictures, but is extremely fun to use as well.”
To accompany its new TOUCH-SCREEN LCD, the COOLPIX S60 features several innovative shooting modes that are seamlessly integrated into the camera’s interface. The camera’s only “physical” buttons include the power and shutter release, leaving all the camera functions to the TOUCH-SCREEN display.
For crisp, in-focus pictures, the COOLPIX S60 offers consumers the ability to lock the autofocus and exposure on a subject by simply touching the corresponding location on the LCD screen. For great portraits, the S60 features a new Portrait One-Touch Zoom function, which commands the camera to automatically zoom in and capture a subject with the right amount of framing and focus. Adding to the camera’s ease of use, the COOLPIX S60′s TOUCH-SCREEN is customizable with a choice of three different “HOME” screens with large icons that make fingertip selecting of camera modes simple and accurate.
Touch controls also bring a new dimension of fun to viewing images. In playback mode, S60 users have the ability to use their fingertips to scroll through images and zoom in on their pictures by simply touching the screen. The camera also features Auto Image Rotation, which automatically rotates the images for optimal viewing depending on the horizontal or vertical position of the camera. The camera comes equipped with a stylus for a variety of tasks including: the Draw Function, which allows users to write memos or add drawings on their images, and the Paint Function, which allows fun frames and stamps to be added to images. Images will be saved as copies, allowing access to the original image. The new HD Pictmotion function, combined with HDMI connectivity, allows high-quality playback of images and slide shows on an HDTV for the ultimate photo sharing experience.
In addition to the aforementioned features and the new TOUCH-SCREEN interface, the COOLPIX S60 features 10 megapixels, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Nikon’s hallmark imaging processing concept, EXPEEDTM and Optical VR Image Stabilization technology for steady shots. For capturing sharp images in low-light situations, the S60 features ISO capabilities up to 3200 and an auto ISO selector mode which allows the camera to select the optimal ISO settings for different shooting situations.
New to this line of COOLPIX cameras is the Scene Auto Selector mode, which creates a carefree shooting experience by automatically selecting the scene mode appropriate to certain shooting situations such as Portraits, Landscapes and Macro photography. For great portraits, the S60 also features the Smile mode, which automatically releases the shutter when the camera detects a smile on the face of the subject, and Blink Warning, which displays a message when it detects that a subject has blinked, allowing the shot to be retaken or saved according to the user’s preference.
All of the features listed above are elegantly packaged into Nikon’s compact wave-surface design and are available in a choice of Crimson Red, Espresso Black, Arctic White, Burgundy, Champagne Pink, and Platinum Bronze. The COOLPIX S60 utilizes a rechargeable EN-EL10 battery and SD/SDHC memory cards. The camera will come packaged with the COOLPIX Software Suite for editing, sorting and sharing images.
The COOLPIX S60 will be available nationwide in September 2008 at an MSRP of $349.95.* For more information about the S60 and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
* Estimated selling price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Nikon Coolpix S610c Press Release
NIKON CONTINUES LEADERSHIP IN WIRELESS COMPACT CAMERAS WITH THE ADDITION OF THE COOLPIX S610c
New Wi-Fi Camera and Agreement with Wayport Allows Users To Share Photos Anytime, Anywhere
MELVILLE, NY (Aug. 7, 2008) – For fast and easy photo sharing on the go, Nikon is pleased to introduce its sixth generation of Wi-Fi enabled cameras, the new COOLPIX S610c. From the introduction of its first wireless cameras in 2005 to the current COOLPIX S610c digital camera, Nikon has been the worldwide leader in Wi-Fi integration and innovative ways to share memories.* With each new digital camera generation, Nikon continues to streamline the photo-sharing process through wireless technology, making it easier than ever to share and send pictures without the confines of wires, cables or computers. New to this generation of Wi-Fi cameras, the S610c’s wireless service is provided by Wayport®, allowing consumers to share their images and videos from over 10,000 locations nationwide including over 9,700 participating McDonald’s® restaurants and major hotel chains. As with previous generations of Nikon Wi-Fi cameras, the COOLPIX S610c can also take advantage of users’ home wireless networks to email and store pictures on my Picturetown, Nikon’s photo storage and sharing service.
“Because of its innovative and easy-to-use Wi-Fi feature, the COOLPIX S610c is the ultimate camera for the consumer who loves to share their images,” said Bill Giordano, general manager marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “Through our agreement with Wayport, we are further expanding the wireless capabilities of this camera, allowing consumers to share their images faster and easier than ever before.”
The COOLPIX S610c is the first Wi-Fi camera to utilize the Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS), making it easier than ever to send and store images and videos via Wi-Fi. By using the S610c’s One Touch Email button and Nikon’s my Picturetown, consumers can take advantage of several avenues for sharing their images and videos. Not only can images and videos be emailed directly to friends and family from the camera through my Picturetown, but images can also be sent to the photo community sharing website Flickr®, blogs and social networking sites. Each S610c ships with a free subscription to Wayport’s Wi-Fi service valid until August 31, 2011, allowing consumer access to the service’s 10,000 hotspots nationwide.
In addition to an innovative Wi-Fi sharing feature, the S610c boasts 10 megapixels, a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle glass lens, and a huge, bright 3.0-inch LCD screen. To help ensure the consumer will be able to capture stunningly sharp images, the S610c features an Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization system and ISO up to 3200, enhancing the camera’s low-light performance. A leader in speed, the COOLPIX S610c starts-up in 0.7 seconds, a class leading start-up time.**
For capturing great portraits with ease, the COOLPIX S610c includes Smile Mode, which programs the camera to automatically take a picture when a subject is smiling, and Active Child Mode, which can focus and track fast moving subjects for perfect, in-focus images. Like all cameras in the COOLPIX product line, the COOLPIX S610c will feature Scene Auto Selector Mode, which automatically selects the correct scene mode for a shooting situation for effortless photography and Motion Detection, which automatically selects the camera’s ISO for perfect, in-focus action shots.
The COOLPIX S610c comes bundled with the COOLPIX Software Suite for transferring, organizing, editing, and sharing images. The camera utilizes a rechargeable Nikon EN-EL12 Li-ion battery and is compatible with a wide array of SD and SDHC memory cards.
The COOLPIX S610c digital camera will be available in Midnight Black nationwide beginning September 2008 with an MSRP of $329.95.*** For more information the S610c and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
* Data supplied by IDC White Paper sponsored by Nikon, The Evolution of Wireless Photography, Doc #208670, Aug. 2007
** Among compact cameras equipped with 28mm (35mm format equivalent) zoom lens and VR as of July 2, 2008 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).
***Estimated selling price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Nikon Coolpix S610 Press Release
NIKON INTRODUCES THE NEW COOLPIX S610, AN ULTRA-COMPACT CAMERA DESIGNED TO PROVIDE USERS PREMIUM QUALITY AND SPEED
New COOLPIX Camera Offers Stylish Body, New Easy to Use Shooting Modes and a Fast Start-up Time
MELVILLE, NY (Aug. 7, 2008) – Building on the success of the COOLPIX Style Series of digital cameras, Nikon Inc. is thrilled to introduce the new COOLPIX S610, which blends elegant design and quality construction with high performance and intuitive controls and features. With 10 effective megapixels, a 4x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle lens, Optical VR Image Stabilization technology and automated modes like Active Child Mode, the COOLPIX S610 is perfect for consumers looking for a quality camera equipped with powerful photographic tools.
“The S610 is a very fashionable digital camera that packs a lot of technology into a slim and stylish body,” said Bill Giordano, general manager marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “The S610 delivers premium camera features, an industry leading start-up time, and an elegant look for consumers seeking beautiful pictures from an equally attractive camera.”
Featuring immediate response, the new COOLPIX S610 possess the world’s fastest* start-up time at a mere 0.7 seconds. The camera also features exceptional automated shooting modes, providing an easy shooting experience for the consumer. The S610 is equipped with Active Child Mode, which automatically tracks the movement of subjects, such as children and pets, to ensure that they are in crisp, clear focus, and Nikon’s new Scene Auto Selector Mode, which automatically selects the right scene mode for the image you are shooting for trouble-free photography. The camera will select between six common scene modes: Close-up, Portrait, Landscape, Backlight, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape. Adding to the compositional freedom that the S610 offers, Smile Mode can be set to automatically take photos when a subject smiles and Food Mode makes it easy to capture beautiful pictures of cuisine, opening the door to new creative possibilities.
The new COOLPIX S610 comes equipped with three technologies to produce sharp images; Optical VR image stabilization technology, which is designed to counteract the effects of camera shake in low-light situations, ensuring that subjects come out sharp and crisp; high ISO capabilities up to 3200, providing users with added power to shoot clearer, more natural-looking photos in a wide array of settings; and Motion Detection, which automatically selects higher ISO sensitivity settings to enable faster shutter speeds to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
Enhancing the S610′s elegant camera design is a huge, bright high resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor with a wide-viewing angle of 170 degrees and anti-reflection coating, ideal for photo sharing and composing. Combining the huge LCD monitor with 10 megapixels of sharp resolution and a wide-angle 4x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, the S610 has the right photographic tools needed to deliver outstanding image quality.
By joining the COOLPIX line, the S610 inherits Nikon’s unique image innovations including: enhanced Face-Priority AF, which automatically finds and focuses on up to five faces within the frame; In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM, which can automatically detect and correct red eye in a photo; and D-Lighting, which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images.
The new S610 comes bundled with the COOLPIX Software Suite for editing, organizing and sharing images. The camera is also compatible with SDHC cards, and utilizes the new slim EN-EL12 rechargeable Li-ion battery. The S610 will also be featured in new ultra-cool colors: Midnight Black, Deep Red and Smoke Gray.
The Nikon COOLPIX S610 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 with an MSRP of $279.95***. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
*Among compact cameras equipped with 28mm (35mm format equivalent) zoom lens and Optical Vibration Reduction as of August 7, 2008 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).
** Among digital cameras as of August 7, 2008 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).
*** Estimated selling price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Nikon Coolpix S710 Press Release
NIKON BLENDS SLEEK STYLING AND ADVANCED PHOTO FEATURES IN NEW 14.5 MEGAPIXEL COOLPIX S710 CAMERA
New Technology Makes Its Way into Stylish S-Series
MELVILLE, NY (Aug. 7, 2008) – Nikon Inc. today announced the chic COOLPIX S710, a premium compact camera that not only masters the ease-of-use a compact camera offers, but also successfully incorporates many of the functions creative photographers demand from their traditional SLR cameras like Program, Aperture, Manual and Shutter priority modes. Further expanding the Style series of COOLPIX cameras, the S710 features 14.5 megapixels of ultra-sharp resolution, the precision optics of a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle glass lens and the contours and fine finish of a stainless steel body.
“With the S710, Nikon is further distinguishing itself as a leader in design and innovation,” said Bill Giordano, general manager Marketing, COOLPIX products for Nikon Inc. “The COOLPIX S710 answers a consumer demand to offer familiar creative options available to digital Nikon SLR users in the compact, easy-to-use design of a COOLPIX camera.”
For sharp photos, the COOLPIX S710 has four features to reduce image blur: full-time Optical VR Image Stabilization technology, which compensates for camera shake; a new Motion Detection feature, which automatically adjusts the camera to a higher ISO sensitivity setting and shutter speed, enabling the user to capture sharper images of moving subjects; Best Shot Selector, which snaps multiple frames and automatically selects the best one; and a high ISO range. The S710 leads the COOLPIX S-series of cameras with outstanding ISO capabilities up to 12,800*, providing a superior range for low-light performance.
The S710 also provides users with creative options for composing and capturing life’s varied moments, thanks to the addition of exposure modes and a new Scene Auto Selector Mode. Once only available to users of Nikon’s SLR and COOLPIX P-Series cameras, the S710 now offers Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] modes. The new S710 also includes Scene Auto Selector Mode, which automatically selects the right scene mode for the image you are shooting for trouble-free photography. The camera will select between six common scene modes: Close-up, Portrait, Landscape, Backlight, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape.
In line with previous COOLPIX cameras, Nikon has incorporated user-friendly imaging innovations into the new S710 that are designed to make the photo-taking process fun and easy. These technologies, referred to as “Nikon In-Camera Innovations” include In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM, D-Lighting, and Face Priority AF. In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography. Nikon’s new enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 faces within one frame. This feature also provides faster and sharper focus to produce clear, crisp portraits wherever the subjects are positioned in the frame. In playback mode, D-Lighting compensates for excessive back-light or insufficient flash in images.
For sharing and easy composing, the S710 features a huge, bright 3.0-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and viewing angle of 170 degrees, easing the composition of photos, even in direct sunlight.
The new S710 camera is compatible with new high-capacity SDHC cards, and utilizes a new slim EN-EL12 rechargeable Li-ion battery. The S710 also comes bundled with the COOLPIX Software Suite for editing, organizing and sharing images. The S710 will also be featuered in three new ultra-cool colors; Graphite Black, Deep Red, and Brilliant Silver.
The Nikon COOLPIX S710 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 at a MSRP of $379.95.** For more information about the S710 and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
* ISO 6400 and 12,800 are available only for images of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller
** Estimated selling price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Nikon Coolpix S560 Press Release
NIKON’S NEW COOLPIX S560 OFFERS EASY-TO-USE TECHNOLOGY AND A DAZZLING CAMERA DESIGN
New Features like Scene Auto Selector Mode, Smile Mode, and Smile Indicator Make Capturing Great Images a Snap
MELVILLE, NY (Aug. 7, 2008) – Nikon Inc. is pleased to introduce the COOLPIX S560, a stylish new compact camera that offers photographic performance and easy-to-use features and controls. Sporting 10 effective megapixels, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology, and 15 user-friendly scene modes, the COOLPIX S560 is the perfect camera for photographers looking for a compact, lightweight camera that is user-friendly with great creative power.
“With the COOLPIX S560, consumers will be excited to discover the power that it packs in its compact camera body,” said Bill Giordano, general manager marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “The S560 delivers cutting-edge performance and features, a beautiful compact design, and easy-to-use controls allowing consumers to look stylish while taking stunning photos.”
Making it easier for consumers to capture beautiful pictures, the new COOLPIX S560 comes with Nikon’s new Scene Auto Selector mode, which automatically selects the right scene mode for the image you are shooting for trouble-free photography. The camera will select between six common scene modes: Close-up, Portrait, Landscape, Backlight, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape. The S560 also contains several other unique shooting modes like Smile Mode, which automatically releases the shutter when the selected subject smiles; Food Mode, which automatically adjusts the white balance when capturing close-ups of food; and Portrait Mode, which contains two features: Smile Indicator, which automatically gauges the strength of a subject’s smile before shooting; and Blink Warning, which detects that a subject has blinked, offers a quick, magnified visual confirmation, and allows the shot to be retaken immediately to get the desired results.
In addition to these unique shooting modes, Nikon has added two modes designed to help enhance yet simplify consumers’ photo sharing experiences: Auto Sort Mode, which automatically categorizes images into folders for easy access, and Favorite Pictures Playback Mode, which takes selected photos in the Favorite folders and makes them an easily viewable slideshow.
The S560 comes equipped with Optical VR Image Stabilization technology, which compensates for the effects of camera shake. The S560 sports a powerful 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, which has the ability to cover normal through telephoto focal ranges, as well as macro shooting as close as four inches. The S560 has ISO capabilities as high as 3200*, adding the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower lighting conditions, as well as capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity. Additionally, Auto ISO control can be set to automatically select the optimal sensitivity across a range of ISO 64-800 before taking a photo.
The new COOLPIX S560 showcases stunning quality through its elegant camera body design. The camera body of the S560 features a distinctive contrast of gorgeous curves and artistically sculpted lines, as well as large controls and a comfortable thumb rest that provide simple operation. The S560 also incorporates an amazing 2.7-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating, as well as new and improved shooting displays with revised icons designed to make menu navigation even easier.
Like all cameras in the COOLPIX line, the S560 has Nikon’s unique image innovations including: enhanced Face-Priority AF, which automatically finds and focuses on up to five faces within the frame; In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM, which can automatically detect and correct red eye in a photo; and D-Lighting, which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images.
The new S560 is compatible with new high-capacity SDHC cards and utilizes the new slim EN-EL12 rechargeable Li-ion battery. The camera comes bundled with the COOLPIX Software Suite for editing, organizing and sharing images. The S560 will also be featured in new ultra-cool colors: Graphite Black, Cool Blue and Cherry Blossom.
The Nikon COOLPIX S560 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 at a MSRP of $249.95.** For more information about the S560 and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
* ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
** Estimated selling price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.